“Life is the mo…

“Life is the most spectacular show on earth.” – Sara Gruen, Water for Elephants

This book was the perfect read for the first leg of our honeymoon – drinking wine in Franschhoek, South Africa, prepping for our safari days later.

The story twirls you in with Jacob -ninety and living in an assisted home.  Peering out the window he notices the circus tent being put up & the tale grasps you from there.

During the Great Depression, Jacob was tossed into life as a roadie for the most spectacular circus around – his only way of living was also his living hell…and then one fine day he was able to work with Marlena, the class act & biggest show in the circus – an equestrian star.  His life was never the same after tamed horses & an erratic elephant.

Great read – gets my safari stamp of approval! and oh yes,  after the book & the safari wild & tamed elephants are now my fave animal! I’ll post pics of that later!


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